Beat the Small Business Failure Rate and Build a Big Business

Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington started his career as a business salesman. Before the famed inventor of the infomercial aired his first Ginsu knife commercial, he purchased small businesses and sold them for a profit. These days, the entrepreneur, best known for his appearances on Shark Tank, is busy looking for great product ideas and well-built…

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Why Choose Entrepreneurship over a High Paying 9-5?

In 2015, I made $200,000 in my headhunting job at the age of 27. In January of 2016, after I came back from vacation, I handed in my resignation and quit. Here are a few reasons why I willingly and happily chose to leave my high-paying job to become an entrepreneur. 1. Because I can…

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What a First-Time Startup Really Looks Like

I know there are serial entrepreneurs who can come up with a new idea and find all kinds of financial backers right out of the gate. They’ll start out in a decent office with a few staff members and a clear plan of attack; they make starting a business look luxurious and simple. The thing…

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Three Steps to Get a Big Crowd to Your First Webinar

New to webinars? Ready to deliver your first? You’re in good company. According to the most recent study by the Content Marketing Institute, webinars are among the top three most effective content marketing tactics, used by 62 percent of marketers. Like anything new, it might seem complicated and even a little scary, but honestly, it’s…

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To Be or to Do? the Question That Entrepreneurs Must Answer

What is your business about—a valuable product or service or … you? History is full of successes of both kinds. What are the benefits and liabilities? Purpose vs. Ego Nearly every day, for at least a half hour, I listen to personal development or business-related podcasts or books. (I listen to audio books using the…

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Eight Bad Investing Habits That Are Harmful to Your Portfolio

Investing is a highly rewarding method of building and growing your wealth. However, it’s risky. And if you’re not financially literate, you could lose money entirely without having the chance to get it back. You’ve probably read all kinds of advice about how to make smart investments and grow your wealth, but here’s something that…

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Change Your Mindset, Own Your Business

To become wealthy, you need your own business. It’s an axiom. Wages are my hobby. In my country, only two percent of the population earns more than $3,000 per month. And they are almost exclusively managers and business owners. There are very, very few specialists among those two percent, and most of them earn just…

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Seven Credit Card Myths You Need to Get Over

For most adults, credit cards are a normal part of life. According to data from the Federal Reserve, 72 percent of American consumers have at least one credit card. Unfortunately, 53 percent of card users don’t fully understand the terms and conditions of their accounts. This leads to all kinds of misinformation and fear that…

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Defeat Your Competition through Design and Definition, Part 1

Competing with companies is an inevitable challenge that all startups must contend with. But when those competitors are influential industry players, achieving a prominent place in the market can become a near-impossible task. However, in 2000, Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry entered the cleaning supplies industry and successfully took on multi-billion dollar corporations such as…

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Five Types of Emails You Need to Send to Your Subscribers

There is a saying in internet marketing that “the money is on the list,” but your list is pretty useless if your emails are not getting opened, no matter how big it is. According to the Radicati Group, the average person receives 90 emails per day, and only a small portion of those actually get…

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